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Yanny or Laurel Sucks, Brainstorm or Green Needle Is Far More Interesting

if you think of the word “brainstorm†you hear the word brainstorm. if you think of the words “green needle†you hear green needle. pic.twitter.com/kNBfIINpgL — Vinny Skywalker (@sirvinnyd) May 17, 2018 While Yanny & Laurel swept the Internet this week, a far more interesting example using similar audio tricks also surfaced. “Brainstorm or Green Needle” however, puts you in charge of your destiny. Try it for yourself! Think of which word you want to hear and you will. Now go back and forth between the two and really have…

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Do you hear ‘yanny’ or ‘laurel’ when you listen to this clip?

We regret to inform you that an audio version of The Dress has arrived on our shores. On Sunday, Redditor RolandCamry shared an audio clip of a male voice saying…something. Honestly, we can’t tell you for sure, because some people hear “yanny” and some people hear “laurel.”  It is, of course, a whole thing. The clip has since spread to Twitter, where it’s perplexing people left and right. Some people swear all they hear is “yanny.” Others believe, in their heart of hearts, that the voice is saying “laurel.” And…

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Amazing Light Pillars Spotted Over Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Photograph by Sophie Melanson Photographer Sophie Melanson recently shared an amazing set of photos on Facebook and Twitter of ‘light pillars’ over her hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick in Eastern Canada. According to CBC News: “Light pillars appear when either natural or artificial light bounces off ice crystals floating close to the ground. In this case, the air was so cold that ice crystals were forming in the air, reflecting the city’s street and business lights.” The web developer and amateur photographer told Global News it was the third time…

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When You Realize the Concert Crowd is a Cotton Harvester at Night

Photograph by @micah.b.horn on Instagram At first glance you might think you’re looking at a huge concert crowd but it’s actually a photo of several industrial cotton harvesting machines at night. The photo was taken by @micah.b.horn on Instagram and the image quickly went viral after being posted on reddit. Don’t feel too bad, a programmer had the brilliant idea of running the photo through Google’s Cloud Vision API and even the machines were fooled! The top three results were ‘crowd’, ‘festival’ and ‘stage’. Ran the image through Google Cloud…

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A Completely Level Floor Made from 400 Individual Ceramic Tiles

The entrance to the Manchester showroom for Casa Ceramica Tiles has been generating buzz online for its trippy pattern. Made from 400 individual porcelain tiles, the floor appears warped and skewed but is actually completely level. Even when viewed from the opposite direction the floor still appears to undulate. Casa Camerica tells Insider, “the inspiration was to create an entrance themed on illusions and [exceed] expectations of how tiles can be used.” Below you will find some additional photos as well as timelapse videos of the build. [via Insider] CASA…

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